In Re Yahoo! Litigation
  Welcome to the In Re Yahoo! Litigation Settlement Website

There is a proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (Western Division) entitled In re Yahoo! Litigation, Case No. CV-06-2737 CAS (C.D. Cal.). The Court has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement and has provisionally certified the Settlement Class. The lawsuit alleges that customers contracted for targeted ad placements through two products, “Sponsored Search” and “Content Match” (and predecessor products provided by Overture Services, Inc. and GoTo.com, Inc.) and that Yahoo! breached its contract with its customers by allowing Yahoo! ads to be displayed in spyware, domain name parking sites (bulk registration sites), pop-ups, pop-unders and typosquatting sites.

A definition of the Settlement Class and a description of the terms of the Settlement are available in the Settlement Notice posted on this site. You can also view Court Documents, including the Settlement Agreement and the Court’s Order granting preliminary Settlement approval. Additional information can be obtained by calling the Settlement Information Center toll-free, at 1-877-434-3068.

As part of the Settlement, Yahoo! has agreed to provide the following Settlement benefits: an Ad Placement Option, Enhanced Ad Placement Disclosures, Enhancements to the Click Investigation Request Tool, and a $20 refund (“Refund”) to eligible Class Members who are out of business.

The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing by any party.

If you are a Settlement Class Member but your company is out of business, you may be eligible to apply for a Refund. Please refer to the Claim Form for more details. A Claim Form can be submitted online or downloaded and printed and submitted via mail. You also have other options under the Settlement as summarized below.

PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE A SETTLEMENT CLASS MEMBER AND YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS UNDER THE SETTLEMENT.



Summary of Your Rights and Choices:
Event: Legal Options Under the Settlement Deadline
File a Claim Submit a Claim Form
This is the only way for you to apply for a Refund;
your company must be out of business to be potentially eligible.
March 22, 2010
Exclude Yourself Exclude Yourself From the Class
You may exclude yourself from the Class and keep
your right to sue on your own about the claims in the lawsuit.
December 14, 2009
Object to the
Settlement
Object to or Comment on the Settlement
If you do not exclude yourself, you may object
to or comment on the Settlement and may appear at the
Final Approval Hearing on your own or through your own lawyer.
December 14, 2009

  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR THE CLERK’S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION.